Editor's picks

Editor’s picks: Sit down with the best of our big reads

Our editors handpick the best writing in this week’s Business Post – including a charmingly winding evening with Shane MacGowan, and the lowdown on the Qatar World Cup

Laura Burke, director general of the EPA: ‘If these issues were easy to address, they would have been addressed by now.’ Picture: Maura Hickey

‘Art cannot tame Shane for the same reason that no one has ever tamed a Tasmanian devil’

London’s Andipa gallery is used to exhibiting artists such as Banksy, Hirst, Picasso and Renoir; added to that list now is work by Shane MacGowan, who talks to Marion McKeone about life and his limited-edition book of artwork, lyrics and essays.

Simon Harris: ‘There’s too much of a focus on the traditional pathways into third-level education’

In a wide-ranging interview, the Minister for Further and Higher Education discusses his plans for third-level, including equal access, student accommodation and fees, as well as his own political ambitions.

Boycott or play ball? Ireland’s football fanatics conflicted as Qatar 2022 kicks off

Controversy over the gulf nation as tournament host, its horrific human rights record and anti-LGBTQ+ stance have left competing teams, fans and media broadcasters in a quandary.

‘What’s happening with targets is less greenwashing and more time washing – Laura Burke, EPA

The environmental protection agency’s director general says the gap between aspiration and action and the polarisation of debate on the environment are major challenges that need to be addressed for a greener future.

Double or nothing: Browne bets it all on Gambling Regulation Bill

The Minister for Justice’s new bill will introduce spending limits and create a gambling regulator for the first time. But will it have the power to reduce the scourge of gambling addiction in Ireland?